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1.(O. Law) An amercement.
2.(Anc. Armor.) A thin-bladed dagger; so called, in the Middle Ages, because used to give the death wound or "mercy" stroke to a fallen adversary.
3.(Eccl.) An indulgence as to food or dress granted to a member of a religious order.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
``Et vobis quaso, domine reverendissime, pro misericordia vestra.''
Those who had saved any property were obliged to keep a constant watch, for thieves prowled about, and at each little trembling of the ground, with one hand they beat their breasts and cried "Misericordia!" and then with the other filched what they could from the ruins.
It was the last weekend in April Misericordia's "Jelly Belly" Candy Days!
DESCRIPTION: Law and religious life, caring for elder religious, and sacred scripture are the topics of three well-established conferences at Misericordia University this summer.
Las obras de misericordia espirituales, Madrid: Rialp (<<Patmos>>, 283), 2018, 225 pp., 12 x 19, ISBN 978-84-321-4990-0.
It will support Community Health Charities, Misericordia, and United Way of Metro Chicago.
In this sense, we will study the case of the "Venerabile Arciconfraternita della Misericordia di Firenze" (Confraternity of Mercy of Florence), which is one of the most ancient non-profit organizations in the world and still plays a crucial role in the Italian socio-healthcare scenario (see Zollo, Faldetta, Pellegrini & Ciappei, 2016a).
Em um segundo momento, enfim, analisar-se-ao os capitulos a tratar dos mecanismos que permitem ao monarca concretizar a justica (ora em um senso mais especifico, relativo aos suditos): a coercao e a punicao, e a misericordia e o perdao.